In his 007 swansong No Time To Die, Daniel Craig is tasked with saving the world from a fictional contagion.
If reports are to be believed, the tougher mission has proved to be protecting his film from a virus that is very much a real one.
Craig’s acclaimed final outing as James Bond is the most successful Hollywood film of the year. After grossing more than $730 million at the global box office, it is the top performing film of the coronavirus pandemic, which posed an existential threat to the industry by closing cinemas for months on end and wiping the release calendar clear.
However, the film, which was released in September, may still end up losing money, according to Variety magazine.
It cited industry insiders who claimed the film — which had a reported budget of more than $250 million — could lose up to $100 million in its … Read more